Oli Johnson

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Oli Johnson
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Johnson following Norwich City's promotion in 2011
Personal information
Date of birth (1987-11-06) 6 November 1987 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Wakefield, England
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Guiseley
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Nostell Miners Welfare
2008–2010 Stockport County 40 (6)
2010–2012 Norwich City 21 (4)
2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 17 (3)
2011 Yeovil Town (loan) 6 (0)
2012 Oxford United 17 (3)
2012–2013 York City 4 (0)
2014– Guiseley 43 (9)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:46, 7 June 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

Oliver Tobias M. "Oli" Johnson[2] (born 6 November 1987) is an English semi-professional footballer who plays as a striker for Guiseley.

Career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire,[1] Johnson played in the Wakefield & District Sunday League with Shepherds Arms before starting his career with Nostell Miners Welfare in the Northern Counties East Football League Division One, the 10th tier of English football.[3] His first goal of the 2006–07 season came with Nostell's opening goal in a 4–2 victory over AFC Emley on 21 October 2006.[4] He finished the season with four goals as Nostell were promoted to the Northern Counties East Football League Premier Division.[4] Johnson scored nine goals during the 2007–08 season.[5]

Stockport County[edit]

After catching the attention of Stockport County during a pre-season friendly, he joined the League One club on 17 October 2008 after impressing on trial, signing a contract until the end of the 2008–09 season.[6] He made his debut as part of a 2–1 loss against Colchester United. He made an instant impact at Stockport, scoring four goals in his first four starts for the club, including the winner against Cheltenham Town at Edgeley Park.

Norwich City[edit]

Johnson signed for Norwich City on a two-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee on 8 January 2010 and made his debut coming on as a late substitute in Norwich's 3–1 victory over Exeter City the following day.[7][8] He scored his first goal for the club a week later in the 5–0 away victory against Colchester United.[9]

Johnson joined Yeovil Town on an initial one-month loan on 14 January 2011,[10] and made his debut as a substitute in the 1–0 win against Swindon Town on 15 January. His first goal for the club came against Brentford, helping Yeovil to a 2–1 win. He scored twice more for the club, including a volley in a 1–0 win against Tranmere Rovers. On 9 January 2012, Johnson's contract with Norwich was terminated by mutual consent.[11]

Oxford United[edit]

Johnson joined Oxford United of League Two on 20 January 2012 on a contract until the end of the season.[12] He scored his first goal for the club in a 2–1 home victory over Dagenham & Redbridge.[13] In May 2012, Johnson was released after being deemed surplus to requirements.[14]

York City[edit]

Johnson playing for York City in 2012

Johnson signed for newly promoted League Two side York City on a one-year contract on 26 June 2012.[15] He made his debut as an 89th minute substitute in York's 2–0 win away at Aldershot Town on 29 September 2012.[16] Having suffered from stomach and groin problems, he was released by York on 28 February 2013, after making seven appearances for the club.[17]

Guiseley[edit]

Johnson signed for Guiseley in the 2013-14 season and despite picking up numerous injuries, made several substitute appearances including a man-of-the-match performance against Colwyn Bay on 19 April 2014. In the 2014-15 season, Johnson became a key player for the club en route to promotion to the top level of non-league football, providing numerous match-winning displays most notably in the 3-0 away victory over former club Stockport County.

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 9 May 2015.
Club statistics
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stockport County 2008–09[18] League One 24 5 0 0 24 5
2009–10[19] League One 16 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 19 1
Total 40 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 43 6
Norwich City 2009–10[19] League One 17 4 17 4
2010–11[20] Championship 4 0 0 0 2 0 6 0
Total 21 4 0 0 2 0 23 4
Yeovil Town (loan) 2010–11[20] League One 17 3 17 3
2011–12[21] League One 6 0 2 0 1[a] 0 9 0
Total 23 3 2 0 1 0 26 3
Oxford United 2011–12[21] League Two 17 3 17 3
York City 2012–13[16] League Two 4 0 2 0 0 0 1[a] 0 7 0
Guiseley 2013–14[2] Conference North 12 1 0 0 3[b] 1 15 2
2014–15[2] Conference North 31 8 0 0 4[c] 0 35 8
Total 43 9 0 0 7 1 50 10
Career total 148 25 6 0 3 0 9 1 166 26
  1. ^ a b Appearance in Football League Trophy
  2. ^ Appearances in Conference North play-offs
  3. ^ One appearance in FA Trophy, three in Conference North play-offs

Honours[edit]

Norwich City

Guiseley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b c d "O. Johnson". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Scargill, Jonathan. "Exclusive! Oli Johnson Interview". Wakefield & District Sunday League. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Nostell Miners Welfare Matches – Season 2006/07". Northern Counties East Football League. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Nostell Miners Welfare Matches – Season 2007/08". Northern Counties East Football League. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Johnson joins Hatters". Sky Sports. 17 October 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 
  7. ^ "Norwich City sign Zak Whitbread and Oli Johnson". BBC Sport. 8 January 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  8. ^ "Norwich 3 – 1 Exeter". BBC Sport. 9 January 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  9. ^ "Colchester 0 – 5 Norwich". BBC Sport. 16 January 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  10. ^ "Norwich City striker Oli Johnson joins Yeovil on loan". BBC Sport. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Striker Oli Johnson released by Norwich City". BBC Sport. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "United sign Johnson". Oxford United F.C. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Oxford Utd 2–1 Dag & Red". BBC Sport. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 4 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Trio land new Oxford deals". Sky Sports. 8 May 2012. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "York City sign former Oxford striker Oli Johnson". BBC Sport. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  16. ^ a b "Games played by Oli Johnson in 2012/2013". Soccerbase. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  17. ^ Flett, Dave (28 February 2013). "Oli Johnson released by York City". The Press (York). Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  18. ^ "Games played by Oli Johnson in 2008/2009". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  19. ^ a b "Games played by Oli Johnson in 2009/2010". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  20. ^ a b "Games played by Oli Johnson in 2010/2011". Soccerbase. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  21. ^ a b "Games played by Oli Johnson in 2011/2012". Soccerbase. Retrieved 1 September 2012. 

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